Recoil-Reducing Rimfire Pistols

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posted on April 26, 2012
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Rimfire replicas produce but a fraction of the recoil dished out by their centerfire inspirations, which is a wonderful benefit for repetitive training exercises or for introducing new shooters to handguns. 

Pistol

Caliber

Load

Muzzle Velocity

Recoil Velocity

Free-Recoil Energy

Colt Rail Gun .45 ACP Hornady 230-grain FMJ 839 13.67 6.62
Umarex USA Colt Rail Gun .22 LR Federal Game-Shok 40-grain CPS 999 2.92 .30
Smith & Wesson M&P9 9 mm Winchester USA 115-grain FMJ 1,123 14.39 4.83
Smith & Wesson M&P22 .22 LR Federal Game-Shok 40-grain CPS 977 4.29 .43
Ruger SR40 .40 S&W Remington Express 155-grain JHP 1,125 17.17 7.79
Ruger SR22 .22 LR Federal Game-Shok 40-grain CPS 948 5.76 .56

Muzzle and recoil velocity measured in fps. Free-recoil energy measured in foot-pounds.

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